Part 2: Picturing Yourself

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Activity 2A.3: Looking at Avatars



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Activity 2B.1: Modeling the Feldman Method

Slide Presentation: The Feldman Method (Optional)

You may wish to use this slide presentation, developed in PowerPoint, to introduce the Feldman Method of Art Criticism that students will use during the year to analyze artwork. The slide presentation is available as a download located at the bottom of this page.

Self-Portrait Example for Think-Aloud

The Two Fridas, 1939, Frida Kahlo


Activity 2B.2: Critiquing a Self-Portrait


Albrecht Durer

Self-Portrait, 1500


M.C. Escher

Hand with Reflecting Sphere, 1935


Paul Gauguin

Self-Portrait, 1889

Self-Portrait Dedicated to Carrière, 1888 or 1889


William H. Johnson

Self-Portrait, 1929

A Journey through Art with W. H. Johnson


Frida Kahlo

Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States, 1932

The Accident, 1926

Self-Portrait, 1929

Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940


Kathe Kollwitz

Self-Portrait, 1924

Self-Portrait, 1921

Self-Portrait, 1924 (woodcut)

Self-Portrait, 1948


Jacob Lawrence

Self-Portrait, 1977


Yolanda Lopez

Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe, 1978


Nina Matsumoto

Self-Portrait (n.d.)


Lee Miller

Self-Portrait in Headband, 1932


Rembrandt van Rijn

Self-Portrait, Wide Eyed, 1630

In addition to this and several more self-portraits, this Web page has information about the scope of Rembrandt’s self-portraiture:


Marjane Satrapi

“The Veil” from Persepolis, 2003

Untitled (vacation) from Persepolis, 2003